More than anything, This Isn’t Just a Cult is collaboration. Therefore, there are a number of artists that are affiliated with the group. Each project has different members participating. The following are some of the main contributors.
Many rumors exist about the origins of Bjor6n Oranj. For purposes of this bio, we will attempt to keep it factual. Bjor6n Oranj is the the central curator for This Isn’t Just a Cult. He is a creator of sound, assemblage, collaboration, words, thoughts, mayhem, dismay, philosophy and so much more. His location is hard to pin down. He is somewhere. His spelling is suspect.
He was a founding member of the bands Squid1969, Squinting Matador, The Halcyon Brothers, Latent Glass Chamber, This Isn’t Just a Cult and has work with other artists such as Mint Machete, Samwel Owens, and 5 Second Tommy.
English teacher by day, sound experimentator by night, Christopher Campbell fumbles around with sonic hardware and hopes for the best. In addition to being the spine of TIJAC and a member of Thrill Behind Barks, he also records under the appellation The Creeping Man, where drones, dark ambient turbulence, and spliced pandemonium rise to the fore. The Creeping Man is free for the taking at Bandcamp.
Learn more at his website.
Maybe you know him as Qwertymonk or Machete Petals or Mint Machete. Maybe you know him as the Jack Kerouac of stay-at-home dads. Maybe you don’t know him. He probably knows you. Erik Blagsvedt has beeen wielding, harnessing, summoning, manipulating and destroying expectations of guitar for many years. Most guitars love him, and most are a little weary. You know how you feel about roller-coasters. Yep, it’s like that.
Check him out on TIJAC tracks or at his SoundCloud page.
Bosky Rumbluffer (aka Sean McNamee) is a musician/songwriter who’s been in the game for many a year. He has a distinguished solo catalog, as well as several collaborations including The Halcyon Brothers, The Vanishing Spies, Antheap and so on. He has been an idea realizer for SQUID1969 and other sundry projects. When not making music he enjoys whiskey, beer and hanging out with his supportive and talented wife Xtina. In fact, he enjoys whiskey and beer WHILE making music. And cigarettes. They help him think. And hanging out with his wife. And their two cats. Really cool cats. He’s a big fan of pizza. He’s an incredibly simple fella who loves music and its creation. You can check him out at Bandcamp.
Would like to discuss Daniel Johnston? Or, maybe Peter Gabriel, Captain Beefheart, Alice Copper’s first two albums? Maybe obscure 78s from the Thai countryside are your thing. They are his thing. You see, Mr. Scott is a musical scholar. This works out pretty good since he is also a music teacher. Further, he’s a hired gun. Do you need drums? He can do that. Bass, guitar, keys, vibraphone. No problem.
He has recorded and played live with many groups. You might like the work he did in The Halcyon Brothers. His drums are pretty spectacular. Seriously, check it out.